A site column is a reusable column definition, or template, that you can assign to multiple lists across multiple SharePoint sites.

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How to delete a corrupted Site Column

How many of you have encountered this error? Field type {field name} is not installed properly. Go to the list settings page to delete this field. according to most of the documentation out there, ...
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SharePoint Site columns [duplicate]

I have a content type named myContentType with these columns Title Person Age If i change the name of these columns to this Title = Hello Person = Jo Age = Agee If i now create a subsite, these ...
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How to use variable default values with a choice column (site column)

I have a column that I need to place on lists in multiple sub-sites for users to enter the account number for the activity of a project. This will be a "choice" column with three options: The ...
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Site Collection locked: cannot add site columns through UI

I found an annoying problem on a test #sp2013 server. Essentially I have been testing out some powershell code that adds site columns defined as rows in CreateSiteColumns.csv. Whilst testing and ...
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Problem: Publishing image column shows URL of image

we have created a site column via powershell: $siteField=$spWeb.Fields["Floor Plan"] if(! $siteField) { Write-Output "Create new site level column Floor Plan of type - Image with formatting and ...
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Site column data not lost if site column is deleted: Is this safe?

We have created a site column (from site settings page) of type: Image with formatting and constraints for publishing: Name --> Plans. We then created a custom list --> add existing site column --> ...
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Person or Group passed in Site Column - Office 365

Creating a multi tiered SharePoint site for managing certifications and other different types of records that relate to a person. I have created a roster that has all the personal information for the ...
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HELP - Need to restore the Event Content Type in SP 2013

Hoping someone can help...accidentally deleted the "Start Date" and "End Date" site columns and screwed up the Event Content Type. Can it be restored?
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Where do the workflow title columns available to a list view reside?

When I create a SharePoint designer workflow it adds a column with the title of the workflow to the default view on the list that displays it's status, i.e. In Progress or Completed. My question is, ...
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Required attribute is ignored on Dropdown and Radio field

It seems that Site Columns defined as Type="Choice" ignore the Required="TRUE" attribute when it comes to form validation on the Edit/New pages. In this sceanrio, I chose to not define a default value ...
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SharePoint 2013 Search Issue

We have setup SharePoint 2013 on windows 2012 server. It is have cumulative update until August. Its version is 15.0.4535.1000. I have created two site content type of document type. Both content ...
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Repeated Column Definitions when developing List Template

I am using Visual Studio to create a state workflow. As part of my solution I am creating a custom Document Library template. The template includes the required custom content type and some custom ...
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Default value for site-column? SP2010

Is there any way to set a default value for a site-column with type "Full HTML content with formatting and constraints for publishing" in SharePoint 2010? The site-column is used for a PageLayout ...
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Where do I find the site column's XML file?

I want to view an XML definition of a site column. At the moment the only way I know of doing it is through a PowerShell script: Get-SPWeb.Fields['MyField'].SchemaXmlWithResourceTokens Is it ...
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Multiple references to same sitecolumn in a content type

I have a content page with well defined placeholders (10 of them). I want to control the HTML that sorrounds them, so I have to use 10 instances of them. Do I have to create 10 different site ...
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Get a column data from an XSL and insert it and synchronize it in a SharePoint Column

I would like to get data from a XSL column and display it in a SharePoint column inside of a list. How can I do this ? and after, if someone add more items into the XSL table , how can I update the ...
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Adding Existing Taxonomy Field to Content Type Definintion

I have a preexisting TaxonomyFieldMulti Site Column that I need to add to a content type definition. I had no issue adding the field itself but my understanding is that I also need to add the taxonomy ...
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What do call your term set when LOCATION is already being used OOTB

I've read that it's not advised to rename OOTB site columns. I'm interested to hear thoughts on the LOCATION column. It's a single line of text and gives maximum flexibility for the user to type in ...
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A paragraph element has been added to Note field when editing page layout

Amoung others I have created Notes fields and added them to my Page layout. When I edit page layout and save it, a paragraph element has been added to all Notes fields. Any idea why and how to fix it? ...
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find out which page is not published in Pages list

I have a publishing site and about 20 pages in Pages list. When you check out one page the icon is changed and you detect that that page is checked out. However when there is a unpublished page it is ...
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Use of default Site Columns

I require a column in my Content Type that holds department values. I need to give department pre-defined values so rather than use the existing (oob) Department site column I've created Dept. and ...
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Sharepoint-hosted app: Access site columns belonging to host site

I have a sharepoint-hosted app containing a custom list. On the host site collection where I am deploying this app, there are several custom site columns. In my app, I want to access these site ...
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Maximum value on list field does not work

This ist my code (field element): <Field ID="{doesn´t matter}" Name="Percent" DisplayName="Percent" Type="Number" Decimals="2" Min="0" Max="100" Percentage="TRUE" ...
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Unable to add site column to the list using code in SharePoint - 2010

I have a site column named "Temp". I want to it to be added to the all lists available in site. To do so, I created a console application which contains the following code: static void Main(string[] ...
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XML Code equivalent of “Add a column to show each of these additional fields” [duplicate]

I have the following XML to create a site column: <Field Type="Lookup" Name="FunctionalArea" DisplayName="Functional Area" Group="GROUP1" Required="FALSE" ...
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Please explain the Field Element Aggregation attribute

I am not quite understanding the use of the Field Element attribute 'Aggregation'. The Field Element : Defines the internal data types used in the list infrastructure of a SharePoint Web site. The ...
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Automatically add site coulmn

I have added a metadata site column, and some content types to the default 'Pages' library in my sharepoint site. How can I have sharepoint automatically add this site column and the content types ...
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Site Column as lookupfield creates false URL-Strings

I have a created a custom site column, which is a lookup field, on my rootsite. However, I use this colum now on a subsite in another list. The idea is, to have a central list with lets say Divisions, ...
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SharePoint still holding a reference to Managed Meta data site columns even after deleting and cleaning database

I am facing some weird issue during the custom farm solution deployment in staging. I am receiving below error when activating the one of the features which deploys custom managed metadata fields as ...
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Fields disappearing in SP 2013 publishing site

We have a SharePoint 2013 solution with custom content types and page layouts. Page layouts are deployed using Design Manager. The content types are inside a feature build in Visual Studio 2012. We ...
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Site columns created programmatically don't show up anywhere

I need to create a site column programmatically during feature activation (requirements - supose I can't change that). My code is fairly straight forward: string internalName = ...
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Creating a site column using a feature and setting its WebId property

I need to create a site column that will be added to children sites, this column is a lookup referencing a list in the rootWeb, so I need to provide de WebId property in order to make it available on ...
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Managed Property name from site column name

Is there a function of SharePoint API that gets as input a name of a site column and returns the name of the corresponding ManagedProperty?
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SharePoint 2013, Lookup field cross-Web

It looks like I found pretty annoying bug in SharePoint 2013. Can anyone confirm this? Create site-column lookup to list placed on rootWeb (I will refer to it as WebA), the title should be used as ...
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Need way to keep historical data in lists that uses site column

Just want to preface this with I am just a site curator. I do not have SharePoint admin rights but can pass suggestions on to the admins. I created a site column "Sales Person Names" that is ...
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Site columns pages (mngfield.aspx) loads very slow (more than 3 minutes)

Site columns page of subsites on my production farm loads very long. It takes not less than 3 minutes to load it. It is happening for all subsites, whereas Site columns page of the site collection ...
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What does the “Overwrite” attribute in a site column definition actually do

I'am deploying some site columns, content types and lists to my site via CAML definition. This works as expected. However, I faced problems with re-using site columns that reference my lists. My site ...
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Access Linked List - Lookup Column “cannot Update. Database or Object is Read-only.”

I have a SharePoint contact list linked in Access. The list contains a Site Column, which is based on a lookup from a list at an upper-level site in the Site Collection hierarchy. Permissions are set ...
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SharePoint 2013: Creating Site Columns using CAML

I had a SharePoint solution which is working perfectly in SharePoint 2007 and SharePoint 2010. The solution contained Site Columns that were created using CAML (XML Files). Further I created a ...
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SharePoint Online - Use Site Column Lookup Value In Workflow

I am trying to generate a unique ID for items in a document library based on values from other fields. I have several lists located at the root of my site, and have created lookup site columns for ...
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How to remove an Existing Site Column from list?

I need to remove an Existing Site Column from a list. This has already been answered here: How do you remove fields from a custom list in SharePoint that have been added via the 'Add from ...
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Best practice for deploying Site Columns and Content Type

What is the best practice for creating a site column or content type in SharePoint 2013? Is it still recommended to use farm solutions? I was hoping we could do something with the new app model, but ...
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Propagate Site Column Changes to Pages

Is there a way to change a SharePoint Image site column to enable the use of RichText, and then propagate that change across all sites of the site collection? The issue I am experiencing is that ...
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Editing site columns then they disappear, where do I find them?

I have an InfoPath 2010 form that I have published to a SharePoint library. Users fill out this form and it goes through workflows from library to library and finally to a closed library. In that ...
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Changing character limit on inherited column of custom content type

I've inherited the OOTB content type 'Announcement'. I want to set a character limit on the 'Body' column for this particular child content type. Is this possible/feasible or is this generally ...
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Why would a content type column not show up in library settings?

Background I have a content type (CT2) with 7 site columns. CT2 inherits from CT1 which has 3 columns. We are using CT2 in several document libraries. In one document library The columns for ...
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Best way to delete a a sitecollection column

I have a site column that was created some time ago, and that column was added to a content type. Then many lists were created using that content type. Later they decided that field should not exist ...
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New column added to content type - not appearing on an item of that type

As title says, I have added a Site Column to an extisting Site Content Type. When looking at an item (it happens to be a page) that is of that content type, I can't see the new field. By 'looking at', ...
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A change to the 'required' value of a site column not reflected in content type

As title suggests, I had a site column defined in the xml of a content type. The site column was required. I have just changed the definition of this field (it is not defined anywhere else in the ...
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Can I change Type of Default SharePoint Columns?

My question is Simple. I want to Change Type of SharePoint Default Column (Site Column) like Title. I want to Change its type from Singe Line of Text to Look Up. Is it Possible ?